Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 5/2/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+210) Colorado (+120)
Rio Tinto Stadium is the site where Diego Rubio and the Colorado Rapids (0-1-1, 11th in Western Conference) will play the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (1-1-0, 5th in Western Conference) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The line on this matchup has the Vancouver Whitecaps FC priced at +210 and the Rapids are at +120. The total has been set at 2.5.
Vancouver faced off with Toronto in their last matchup and finished with a draw by a score of 2-2. The Whitecaps tried 11 dribbles in this match and completed 8 of the attempts for a rate of 72.7%. In sharing the ball, they had a 83.8% rate by connecting on 336 out of their 401 pass targets last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Vancouver finished at a 71.4% rate by putting 5 SoT out of 7 total shots. Vancouver averages 1.50 goals per 90 minutes (3 total goals) and have tallied 2 assists in all competitions this season.
Lucas Cavallini is a player who can be a difference maker for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Cavallini has started 157 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.43 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Canada has accumulated 67 goals scored in 14,102 mins played. He has totaled 6 assists while tallying 66 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Cristian Dajome, the forward representing Colombia. He has assisted on a goal 10 times during his career while he has scored 26 total goals. Dajome has accumulated 10,913 minutes in 122 starts and has earned himself a total of 20 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.21 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be Maxime Crepeau. Crepeau has been on the field for a total of 8,607 minutes and has 329 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.54 (147 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.9. The keeper from Canada has had 467 shots attempted against him in 96 starts. Crepeau (26-18-51 mark during his career) has accounted for 25 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.0% clean sheet rate.
For their last game, Colorado took a defeat with a final score of 3-1 against Austin. The Rapids ended the game with a 63.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 11 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by completing 349 out of their 402 passes they attempted for a percentage of 86.8%. Colorado landed 6 shots on goal out of 19 shots tried which had them sitting at a 31.6% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 1 goals and 1 assist in all their matches, Colorado has an average of 0.50 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Diego Rubio should be able to be counted on for Colorado Rapids. He is averaging 0.43 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 92 games during his career. The forward who is from Chile has played 8,604 mins while scoring 41 goals. He has accumulated 33 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Jonathan Lewis, the midfielder hailing from the United States. He has tallied 13 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 8 different times. Lewis has been handed 4 yellow cards in 2,699 mins (26 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.43.
William Yarbrough will look after the goal for Colorado Rapids. During his professional soccer career, Yarbrough has given up 226 goals and has accumulated 538 stops in 162 starts. He has surrendered 1.40 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 59-42-60. He sports a save percentage of 73.1 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 25.9%. Yarbrough has earned 42 shutouts while defending 754 shots tried against him in 14,535 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+120)
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